Fruit may be good for you, but don’t ditch the statins

“Daily fresh fruit lowers heart death risk as much as statins,” The Daily Telegraph reports.
A study of over a half a million Chinese people found that a diet rich in fresh fruit was linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases.

But don’t ditch the statins in favour of…
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“Daily fresh fruit lowers heart death risk as much as statins,” The Daily Telegraph reports.

A study of over a half a million Chinese people found that a diet rich in fresh fruit was linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases.

But don’t ditch the statins in favour of an “apple a day”, if they have been recommended for you.

The study looked at people without cardiovascular disease, and did not compare fruit to statins.

Statins are prescribed for people with cardiovascular disease, or a raised chance of getting it, and fruit is not a suitable alternative to medication. The study was also carried out in a country with different lifestyles to the UK. Finally, the study did not prove that fruit caused the lower death rate in people who ate it regularly.

The effect of fresh fruit that the study found was much bigger than

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